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Asimple method for separating micro-, meio- and macrofauna, and plant litter fractions

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A new apparatus threedimensionally sieving with the help of a strong jet of water is described for separating plant litter and fauna components in different fractions. The apparatus may also be useful for selecting and collecting soil fauna.

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Communication No. 227.

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De Wolf, L., Buth, G.J.C. Asimple method for separating micro-, meio- and macrofauna, and plant litter fractions. Hydrobiological Bulletin 15, 175–177 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02255176

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Keywords

  • Plant Litter
  • Soil Fauna
  • Litter Fraction
  • Fauna Component